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was passionate too in his professional and his personal pursuit in defense of each of them. and because he was he made a truly magnificent contribution to public affairs here in the united states under the leader system america. that is why i'm very pleased brian to be in your company and with that mariana. i might say in your professional career you have epitomized the characteristics of your dad in so many ways in speaking out and in standing up for the underprivileged and for those who have isolated for the cause of freedom and liberty and justice. you have proven to be an equally great friend of our country and a wonderful advocate for our country's cause here in the united states. as a proud irishman and proud european and taoiseach, which in the gaelic phrase is g4 leader though we refer to it as plain tee shots. they still young republic of a democracy and all that implies drives everything that i have to do. given the leadership level comes seldom in the lifetime of people when it comes it has to be grasped with both hands in and their interest in the country's interests. because i unders
are talking about a friend of mine asking how he's doing. compared what? the department of defense, we love them. they were stood up 65 years ago. they have not passed a clean financial audit. here we are an agency ten years complex knocking on the door. seat good sample so you can get it done for the brothers and sisters at dod. the secretary is committed to getting it done for them too. the when -- dhs was stood up ten years ago. there was no framework for accountability. there was also no guidance on which responsibilities with headquarter, which responsibility lay with the various component that make up the department, whatever that kind of environment, -- whatever the kind of environment exists in government a lot of wasteful spending and ine fresh sei. there was. the department made clear who was in charge of what. the new or disciplined environment will better enable the -- ensure that all of the operate more cohe'sive and effective agency. they used to have a dismal record when it came to contracts without competition. the departmental leadership has been aggressive in turning the r
a response to the way possible to manage the nation's defense. he is the antithesis. when a budget certainty, time and flexibility. sequestration compromises readiness and compounds risk. left unaddressed, it could lead to a security gap, lapse in coverage against the dresser and national security interest. it's also the law i'm hopeful but not all that optimistic that magnitude a mechanism will be defused in some future budget deal. in the meantime we have no choice which is of course our worst-case scenario. so are you feeling afflicted? if you are coming you're in good company. the coverage to continue my insurance metaphor may be a little less than what you're used to, but still the best available and it will get better in time. here's very hope that confidence brings comfort. last week i called our joint chiefs and combatant commanders to discuss how we will lead through the latest contraction. it is a bit of a historical pattern. in that room over 600 years of military experience around the table. frankly i thought we looked pretty good. he may have noticed if you watched us testify up
unmanned systems. previously worked in the office of deputy assistant secretary of defense for nuclear matters and the civil, environmental and engineering on rhode island and i should also note will be taking turns. senator roberts will be the first to go. we'll keep this going so this can continue. go ahead, mr. toscano. >> good morning, mr. leahy, ranking member grassy. i want to thank you for london to testify today. my organization, the association and aerial vehicles or so were world's largest to advance and that unmanned systems and robotic communities. we have been a 6300 members in the united states. industries at the forefront of the technology will not only benefit society but also the u.s. economy. earlier this month my organization released a study which found the unmanned aircraft is poised to create 70,000 new jobs in $13.6 billion of economic impact within the first three years of following integration of unmanned aircraft in the air space. however the industry understand this technology is new to most americans and their opinions formed by what they see in the news. to
by a broken medical liability system that continues to incentivize defensive medicine, leads to a lot of wasteful spending, unnecessary tests and studies. pricewaterhouse coopers released a study showing the estimate cost of this defensive medicine is about $210 billion a year. comprehensive medical malpractice reform has been proposed by simpson-bowles and by rivlin-domenici, by other bipartisan deficit-reduction groups. it's also been examined in depth as a means for deficit reduction by the nonpartisan congressional budget office c.b.o. told us that sensible medical malpractice reform could reduce the deficit by over $62 billion over ten years. c.b.o. also points out that comprehensive reform could alleviate shortages of certain kinds of physicians around the country. the amendment provides maximum flexibility for the judiciary committee allowing the committee to determine the best way to achieve deficit reduction by reforming the current system. this flexibility includes the ability to enact reforms that would only come into effect if states fail to act. obamacare not only led to
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